Tsolmon Damba

Contemporary Fine Artist

I'm D. Tsolmon

Contemporary Fine Artist


Painter of traditional Mongolian painting and calligraphy with broad styles and techniques to encompass modern expressions in paint.

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About

Tsolmon Damba

Born in Darkhan City of Northern Mongolia, Tsolmon Damba studied Monumental Art at the College of Fine Art in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. Upon graduation he taught Studio Art at the College for two years. He has had a number of live demonstrations at the Smithsonian's Freer Gallery of Art, the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery and the Museum of Natural History in Washington, D.C. As recognition for the universal appeal for his art, Tsolmon was chosen to paint a mural for the Mark Twain House & Museum in Hartford, Connecticut, Not only is he remarkably original in his ideas, all of his artworks are original- he makes no reproductions.

D. Tsolmon was born in Darkhan, Mongolia in 1970. He grew up playing in the picturesque banks of the Kharaa river in the midst of the beautiful, serene countryside of Mongolia, which is reflected in his art – all his paintings are beautiful, tranquil and powerful at the same time. At the age of three Tsolmon started drawing and painting and his unmistakable talent and creativeness caught everyone’s attention, including his grandmother’s. She was the one who took him to the capital city of Ulaanbaatar to enroll him in the College of Fine Art, when time came.

Tsolmon spent four years at the College studying Monumental Art, and after graduation he was asked to teach there, which he did for two years, In 1996 he earned his Master degree in Traditional Mongolian Painting, where lies his true passion and talent. He also studied and collected ancient Mongolian art, particularly petroglyphs (prehistoric cave and rock drawings) and the indigenous art of the bronze era, because in his opinion, not onlu can an artist gain tremendous amount of knowledge from them, but one cannot progress without looking back deep into the origin. His interest in ancient art lead him in to leather art, which he self-educated himself in and even invented his own unique style of leather carving. From 1993 to 1999 Tsolmon worked at the Mongolian Cultural Heritage Center in Ulaanbaatar as an artist and restorer, where he helped restore priceless works of art.

He has been spotlighted in the media in many countries, invited to participate in various prestigious exhibits and art shows. He had a number of live demonstrations at the Smithsonian’s Freer Gallery of Art, the Arther M. Sackler Gallery and the Museum of Natural History in Washington, D.C. Proving the universal appeal for his art, Tsolmon was chosen to paint a mural for the Mark Twain House & Museum in Hartford, which he completed successfully.

Tsolmon Damba

Not only is he remarkably original in his ideas, all his artworks art original, he marks no reproductions. And it is only possible because he works extremely hard and because he loves what he does.

Exhibitions

Tsolmon Damba

2016

  • Live Demonstration Javit's Convention Center, New York NY, USA

2015

  • "Spirit of Mongolia" Solo exhibition Mexico City, Mexico
  • Live Demonstration United Nations, New York NY, USA

2014

  • Solo Exhibion Washington DC, USA

2013

  • "2-Horse-1" Exhibition "Caos on F" Gallery, Washington DC, USA

2009-2013

  • One Man Show Washington DC, USA

2008

  • Art Expo New York NY, USA
  • Solo Exhibion Atlanta, Gerogia and Washington States

2007

  • Solo Exhibion Washington DC, USA

2006

  • "Great Mongol-800" Exhibition, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
  • Solo Exhibition, "Mongolian Folk Festival" Chicago IL, USA

2004

  • Live Demonstration, Great Basin, Elko NV, USA

2003

  • Solo Exhibition, Bethesda MD, USA
  • Mural Painting Exhibition, Mark Twain House Museum, Hartford CT, USA

2002

  • Live Demonstration, Museum of Natural History, Washington DC, USA
  • Live Demonstration, Freer Gallery and Arthur M Sackler Gallery, Washington DC, USA

2001

  • Solo Exhibition, Torondo, Canada
  • Solo Exhibition, Palm Beach FL, USA

2000

  • International Fine Arts and Antiques Dealers Show, New York, USA
  • One man show, Washington DC, USA

1999

  • International Leather Artist’s Showcase, Denver CO, USA

1998

  • Tour Show, France, Italy, Germany Austria and Netherlands
  • “Leather-98” International Leather Artist’s Showcase, Winterthur, Switzerland

1997

  • One man show, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

1991-1996

  • Various Exhibits, Germany, Netherlands, Japan, Singapore, China and France

1987-1997

  • Annual Spring and Autumn Exhibitions, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

Portfolio

Oil Paintings
Ink Paintings
Acrylic and Watercolor Paintings
Leather Art
Textile Art

Contact

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Washington DC, USA

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+1 (703) 725-9029

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contact@tsolmonart.com

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